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post #1 of 37 Old 04-20-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oil catch can importance

ive got a bone stock (for now) 2010 2-SS, i keep hearing about guys putting in these oil catch cans on there camaro's. my question is, is how important is this on a car that will soon be getting a new intake and exhaust. is this an option for guys running hopped up engines or is this a problem for guys like myself?

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No way of really knowing unless you have a transparent engine and can see what's going on inside.
MOST of the time, it is probably not necessary.
SOMETIMES, things aren't put together right and it is vitally important.
It's a cheap method of preventative maintenance for those 'SOMETIMES' cases.
You can install one and if you are only catching a small amount of oil in a few thousand miles, no harm no foul, and you can always take it off and sell it.
BUT, if you are a 'SOMETIMES', like me, catching 3-4oz of oil every 500 miles, you'll be glad you did and be thankful that you are not recirculating all that oil to be burned and carbonized in your combustion chambers.

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If it was THAT important GM and all the other car co. would install them from the factory. The guys who sell them will tell you differently

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If it was THAT important GM and all the other car co. would install them from the factory. The guys who sell them will tell you differently
It is just easier & cheaper to have the PCV system route the crap back into the engine and be done with it. THAT is why they are not installed OEM. Just one more thing for the owners to maintain and we all know how well most do that.

Just look inside your intake and you will change your mind... Not the throttle body, the actual manifold. It doesn't take a lot of oil to mess things up with carbon, hotspot coking, pre-ignition etc etc

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If it was THAT important GM and all the other car co. would install them from the factory. The guys who sell them will tell you differently
Not true; cost drives these decisions more than importance.

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It is just easier & cheaper to have the PCV system route the crap back into the engine and be done with it. THAT is why they are not installed OEM. Just one more thing for the owners to maintain and we all know how well most do that.

Just look inside your intake and you will change your mind... Not the throttle body, the actual manifold. It doesn't take a lot of oil to mess things up with carbon, hotspot coking, pre-ignition etc etc
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I use seafoam every 15,000 miles. I've had a catch can on my WS6. Complete waste of time and money.

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I've had a catch can on my WS6. Complete waste of time and money.
So all the folks who have them including myself, when emptying them out are getting what then?

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Tell me the gain from it? Show me how your car runs better with it? Tell me that
Seafoam intake cleaner doesn't do the same job. Show me how the oil doesn't creep up the side of the can and back into the intake. I'm telling you that it's such a small amount it makes little to no difference. Take off your intake and show me how clean it is. Then I'll run a 6.00 can of cleaner and I'll show you my intake afterwards. I'm telling you that it's more hype than anything else.

I've always said to each is own and people are free to do whatever they want. The OP asked for opinions and I gave him mine. It's okay to disagree with me, I'm just telling you my experience with the RevX can I bought years ago.

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